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Note: batch 5 and all subsequent batches are put into Red Wine Barrels (the batch number is printed on the label). All earlier batches were in White Wine Barrels and should not be rated here. Release 5 of Brainless on Cherries, has a new twist- we used Red Wine (cab and syrah) barrels for the second fermentation and aging as apposed to White Wine barrels. The result, dryer, lighter body, fruit shines thru and a bit of tannin and wood notes in the finish

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium cranberry red with a small (1 finger or less) pink fizzy head that quickly dissipated down to a thin puddle and small collar, but did produce some really nice sheets of lace. The aroma was of a mild bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with strong notes of cherries, red wine, wood and a light hint of alcohol. The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic with a big note of cherries early on, with the finish being a bit winey with a woody alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a really nice long time after the swallow, allowing for the fruity alcohol taste to grow as time went on. Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a very nice dry texture and a fizzy carbonation. Overall a delicious Strong Ale, with the taste of the cherries and cask pretty much masking the high ABV...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
monk191 (897) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Cherries just do not work with beer. Have yet to have one that we like. Pours a fairly bright red with little head. Smells a bit of cherries and red wine. Lots of cherries in the taste, a bit sour, some lambic in the finish. Couldn't have a whole glass of it. Had on tap at the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3139) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Draft sample at the annex. Reddish orange pour with a white ring around the edges. Light aroma of cranberry cocktail juice. Flavor is dry wine with a hint of fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry, oak, vinous notes and toast, cookie malt, light earthy hops and yeast. Flavor is toasted malt, cherry, vinous notes and oak, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (3255) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle, assuming it was batch 5+. Ruby pour with white head. Vinous and cherry aromas. Light cherry, wine and oak flavors are light and almost nonexistent, not very drinkable and boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bomber. Poured a ruddy brownish red with only slightest head noted. Aroma is a very light mixture of cherries and grapes. Tastes is a sweet/soured blend of fruits. Some belgian yeast funk in the aftertaste. Tastes became a bit more complex as this one warms up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a reddish tinged color with a small to no head. Cherries, wood, with some yeast. Cherry juice. Release 27 / Alcohol 11%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fakebeersnob (142) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a darker red with no real head or lacing. Tastes like a watery wine and cherries. Maybe hints of beer. I like beer of different varieties and flavors, but I do want it to taste like a beer. This does not to me. I really am not a fan. It is drinkable. That is it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2361) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Reddish pink color, small head, minimal lace/retention. Aroma is sweet cherry with notes of wheat, grape, and vanilla. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well, somewhat sweet but not overly so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (756) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Clear ruby amber with a frothy beige head that lasts on the sides. Aromas of cherries, and caramel/dark fruit. Flavor is cherry, caramel, spice and light booze. Medium to full bodied with a dry, warm end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Sample at the tap room in Denver. Pours a pinkish-red color with a thin fizzy pinkish-white head that evaporates quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of vine fruits, cherries and wheat. Full-bodied with flavors of tart cherries, earthy malt and vinous oak. The finish is fruity with a red cherry and oak aftertaste. Decent overall.

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